Nowadays there are phones that are not afraid of water at all (Sony’s super-resistant Xperia phones, Motorola’s Defy and some of Nokia’s old feature phones come to my mind at once). But unfortunately, water can kill cool expensive smartphones like the Apple iPhones in minutes. On the other hand, you can try to save and revive a water-damaged phone, even if it’s an iPhone, and if you follow the steps below and don’t waste much time, you’ll be able to make it work again.
1. Turn your wet iPhone off (if it’s not off already). It’s very important, since it will raise your phone’s chance to stay “alive” after water contact. Remember that you’ll be able to switch it on only after 72 hours.
2. No, don’t take it to the warranty center – they won’t help you, since water damage is not a warranty case.
3. Remove the SIM card.
4. Shake the phone and try to remove as much water as possible. If it doesn’t have much water inside, that’s great.
5. Dry the iPhone with a towel.
6. Don’t try to dry your iPhone in a microwave or stove. And don’t use any hairdryers or other things like that on it – they’ll kill your favorite phone in minutes.
7. Put your iPhone in a bowl or bag of uncooked rice and leave it there for at least 72 hours. Rice will absorb the moisture well and dry your phone safely.
8. Patiently wait for 72 hours.
9. Take your phone from the rice bag or bowl and if it’s completely dry, switch it on.
Is everything OK with it? If yes, congratulations! You did well! If no… Well, at least you know you did everything you could.
Source – TeqnoLogical